n SA Journal of Radiology - Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) or cryptogenic organising pneumonia (COP) - : case report

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Extracted from text ... CASE REPORT 19 SA JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY . July 2005 Introduction Bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia (BOOP) is a distinct entity with various clinical, radiographic and prognostic features. Pathologically it is characterised by the presence of granulation tissue polyps within the lumina of bronchioles and alveolar ducts with patchy areas of organising pneumonia. Chronic inflammation is noted in the walls of the surrounding alveoli with preserved lung architecture. The preferred term is cryptogenic organising pneumonia (COP) when no aetiology is found.1-3 We report on a patient recently seen with this condition. Case report A 36-year-old woman presented with a history ..

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